How to Use Fluke Test Equipment

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Fluke is the world’s leader of electronic test tools production, distribution and service for many years, which has created a specific technology market over the world. Fluke provides quality testing and detection of faulty products for various industrial fields, and promoted the market to an important position. Almost any new factory, office or facilities are potential users of Fluke test equipment. From the installation and commissioning of industrial control systems to process instrumentation calibration and maintenance, precision measurement, from the laboratory to a computer network fault diagnosis, Fluke network tester helps the efficient functioning of all walks of life and evolving.

Fluke network tester is widely used by many maintenance works, technicians, engineers or scientific researchers, considering that the specific operation documents may be not familiar to all the peoples, I was glade to write this article about the operation instruction of Fluke test equipment for reference, hope it will do help for readers.

Initialization steps before using Fluke testers:

Charge: Fluke DTX series host, auxiliary power supply adapter for charging until the battery indicator light turns green.

Set the language: Turn to host knob of the Fluke DTX series to the Set Up status, turn on the test by pressing the lower right green button, use the↓arrow and select the third Instrument setting, the machine setting, press Enter to enter the parameter setting. First, select and click the → arrow, when enter the second page, press↓arrow to select English and enter. After finishing the language setting, move to the next step.

Self-calibration: Take fluke DTX series Cat6A/Class EA permanent link adapter installed on the host, auxiliary equipment installed on the Cat6A/Class EA channel adapter. Then plug the end of the permanent link adapter in Cat6A/Class EA channel adapter, open the auxiliary power, after the self-testing of the auxiliary, the PASS lights off after normal auxiliary. SPECIAL FUNCTIONS stalls, turn on the console, the host, auxiliary software, hardware and test standard version (auxiliary information only when the auxiliary boot and host connection), operation interface after self testing, select the first set the reference (If choose the wrong EXIT to exit the repeat), press ENTER key and the TEST button to star sef-calibration, when it dispay “setting the reference has
completed”, it indicate that the self-calibration has successfully completed.

Set the basic parameters of the Fluke tester:

Action: Go to the Fluke DTX Series host knob “SET UP” stalls, use “↑ ↓” to choose the third set the value of the instrument, press “ENTER” to enter the parameter setting, you can press the “← → ” flip “↑ ↓” to select your desired setting parameters, press ENTER to enter the parameter changes, you need to use “↑ ↓” to select parameter settings selected Press ENTER to select and complete the parameter settings.

Fluke tester testing process:

1.Determined according to the needs of the test limit and cable type: channel test or permanent link test? CAT5E or CAT6 or other?

2.After shutdown, install the corresponding adapter of different testing standard in the host and auxiliary, such as select TIA CAT5E CHANNEL testing standards, the host and auxiliary will be installed in DTX-CHA002 Channel adapters, if selecting the TIA CAT6A PERM.LINK, the permanent link test standard, the host and auxiliary should be respectively installed with a DTX-PLA002 permanent link adapters.
3.Parameters that may be often required to change

Dial to “SET UP” stalls, selecting the twisted pair, press ENTER to enter:

Type of cable: press ENTER and then press the ↑ ↓ select the type of cable you want to test, for example I want to test over Category 5 twisted-pair UTP Press ENTER ENTER ↑ ↓ Select Cat 5e UTP press ENTER to return.

Test limit: Press ENTER and then press ↑ ↓ to select the testing standard for the type of cable you want to test, press F1 to select more, generally option for the standard in TIA.

Socket configuration: Press ENTER to enter, general RJ45 crystal head socket using the 568B standard. Others are depending on the circumstances. Press ↑ ↓ to select the standard of the wire to be tested.

4.Connect all the equipments that need to be tested with the corresponding adapter. Press “TEST” to start testing, after a while, it will display FASS or FAIL.

View test results and check failure

After the testing, it will automatically show the result. Use the ENTER key to view the parameter details, F2 for previous page, F3 for the next page, press EXIT and press F3 to view the memory data storage. If the testing result is FAIL, you can check the failure details by selecting X.

Saving the Fluke test result

Select SAVE key to store the test result, use “← → ↑ ↓” key or ← → to move the cursor, F3 key to select the name you want to use, such as 01 and press SAVE to store.

That’s all steps that you should follow when using a Fluke network tester, for more fiber optic test equipment such as network cable testercctv camera tester etc. Please visite FiberStore webstore. Follow the instrument document of each to do your testing job.

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